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Sri Lanka Embassy promotes Ceylon Cinnamon and Ceylon Tea in Ha Noi

3 Presentation by the Ambassador 20176 13The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Ha Noi organized a Ceylon Cinnamon and Ceylon Tea promotional event with the support of Dilma Tea on 01st June 2017 at the official residence of Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Viet Nam, Hasanthi Urugodawatte Dissanayake.

Welcoming the guests for the event Ambassador made a brief introduction on the history of Sri Lanka’s tea industry, noting that 2017 marks 150 years of commercial tea industry in Sri Lanka, followed by screening of a video on Dilmah Tea. Ms. Hoang Phong Mai, Representative of Dilmah Tea in Viet Nam then introduced Dilmah Tea, as well as CSR projects of Dilamah Tea in Sri Lanka and Viet Nam. Dilmah team further, arranged a tea corner to taste different kind of Dilamh tea for the guests.

Next, a comprehensive presentation on Ceylon Cinnamon was made by the Ambassador. She explained the difference between Ceylon Cinnamon and Cassia Cinnamon in detail and further highlighted the advantages of Ceylon Cinnamon as it has a low Coumarin levels of 0.017g/kg compared with 0.31g/kg to 6.97g/kg for Cassia type Cinnamon. She explained that research has revealed that regular consumption of Coumarin could lead to liver damage and as such, Ceylon Cinnamon can be consumed on a daily basis without undue concerns. Two samples of Ceylon and Cassia Cinnamon were passed among the guests to identified the difference of two types of Cinnamon. Ambassador further explained the health benefits of Ceylon Cinnamon, its contribution to the Sri Lankan economy, as well as “Pure Ceylon Cinnamon” Brand.

Guests appreciated the presentations and especially on Cinnamon, as it highlighted differences between Ceylon and Cassia Cinnamon. Numerous queries were raised on how to obtain Ceylon Cinnamon and what are the reliable brands.

Samples of Ceylon Cinnamon together with Dilamh Tea packs were provided to all guests.

The Guests comprised of over 28 members of Diplomatic Partners Association and later were treated to a sumptuous Sri Lankan Buffet afterwards.

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